Attention: Service Disabled Small Business Owners–

Do You Want To Be A Supplier for a

Fortune 500 and S&P 500 Pharmaceutical Company?


Immediate Opportunities


One of VAMBOA’s valued corporate sponsors is seeking

Service Disabled Veteran Small Business Owners

to work with them in the following business categories:


  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Conference/ Meetings/Tradeshow/Booths
  • Contract Sales
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Data
  • Digital Creative and media
  • Digital Media
  • IS – Hardware Maintenance/network/equipment/supplies
  • Legal, Litigation Support Expense
  • Marketing Fulfillment
  • Medical Communication
  • Media
  • Primary Research
  • Printed Materials
  • Promotions
  • Public Relations
  • Speaker Bureaus
  • Staff Services – Temporary Staffing
  • Subscriptions
  • Traditional Creative Media
  • Training



Apply immediately to with the following information by 8/1/14:


Business Category (from above)-

Company Name-

Contact Name-

Email Address-

Phone Number-

Boots to Business Reboot

In keeping with the its commitment to Veterans, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has sponsored the Boots to Business program. As Veterans transition to civilian life, the Boots to Business program has offered training courses to make their dreams of business ownership a reality.

The widely popular “Boots to Business: From Service to Startup” is a program offered to future entrepreneurs while they’re still in uniform, as a component of the Department of Defense’s redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP). The curriculum for “Boots to Business: from Service to Startup” was designed to introduce concepts, information and resources about business ownership to transitioning service members. Along with the education, the program also connects service members to crucial resources in their local communities.

The SBA has added an additional curriculum to their program. “Boots to Business: Reboot,” is an entrepreneurship training course for Veterans that is being hosted in twelve locations across the country.

Each session will host up to 100 Veterans for a two-day course, titled Introduction to Entrepreneurship, led by the SBA’s resource partners, as well as industry experts from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF).

“Boots to Business: Reboot” will introduce Veteran entrepreneurs to the basics of business ownership.  The curriculum will lead Veterans through evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. “Boots to Business: Reboot” will also connect participating Veterans to a network of business support contacts by introducing them to the SBA’s network of Veteran Business Outreach centers, Women’s Business centers, Small Business Development centers and SCORE counselors.

At the conclusion of the two-day training, Veteran entrepreneurs will be eligible to register for an eight-week online course called “Foundations of Entrepreneurship.” This program is led by instructors from IVMF, and offers Veterans in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan, as well as techniques and advice for starting their own businesses.

After completing “Boots to Business: Reboot,” and “Foundations of Entrepreneurship”  Veteran entrepreneurs will possess the tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources, and launch their own small businesses.

The “Boots to Business: Reboot” events run through Aug. 25-26.

July 24 – 25: Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas

July 29- 30: Miami, Florida

July 31 – August 1: Chicago, Illinois

August 1 – 2: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

August 5 – 6: Boston, Massachusetts

August 6 – 7: Albuquerque, New Mexico

August 8 – 9: Kansas City, Missouri

August 13 – 14: Detroit, Michigan

August 15 – 16: Los Angeles, California

August 20 – 21: Seattle, Washington

August 25 – 26: Charlotte, North Carolina

For more information and to register for events Veterans interested in business ownership are encouraged to visit

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA: New Boots to Business Program: By Debbie Gregory

Opening a veteran owned business is a rewarding experience for both veterans and their non-veteran employees. Even increasing veteran diversity in a workplace can reflect positively on both performance and company morale in a service disabled veteran owned business or a veteran business. Service disabled veterans increase diversity in the workplace. There are many incentives for veterans to start a business, but there are also many qualifications that need to be met in order to start and maintain a veteran owned business. Beginning a veteran owned business requires adherence to certain standards set by the Veteran Administration and the U.S. Government, as listed below.

For instance, veteran owners or service disabled veterans looking to own a business with veteran employees must be “veterans” as defined by the law, including having served and been discharged from a sector of the military under conditions other than dishonorable. For National Guard and Reserve members looking to increase diversity and veteran diversity in the workplace, being called to Federal active duty, incurring an injury from duty or becoming disabled from a disease serve as qualifications for veteran status. These qualifications also enable veterans to open a service disabled veteran owned business.

Service disabled veterans are also catching the veteran owned business bug. The government defines service disabled veterans as a veteran who received a disability determination from the Department of Defense or obtained a disability rating letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, indicating a service-connected rating between 0% and 100%. The VA puts these qualifications into effect in order to better track veteran diversity and veteran employees in service disabled veteran owned business organizations and the diversity of business as an entity.

A veteran owned business is generally defined by a rate of not less than 51% of ownership belonging to one or more veterans as well as the same percent for stock holdings. Also, the management of the business and daily operations must be controlled by one or more veteran employees. The same ownership and management qualifications apply to service disabled veteran owned businesses. The best chance of increasing veteran diversity and diversity in general within in the workplace is by establishing veteran owned businesses through specific qualifications.